Unfortunately, only Hathor and I were able to make it to Quakecon99. LABTYD was there too, but we were not acquainted then.
Quakecon was GREAT, and hopefully next year KYA can make a better showing, and even sport our fancy T-Shirts... :-)
|This thing was big. This shot only represents around a quarter of the total floor space.||Here's the machines dedicated to the 512 player Quake3 tournament. This shot was taken the night before when people were still registering.|
|Surprisingly enough, I quickly met up with a couple of on-line buddies. Guerro (who I knew from FD&H's LAN party) and TrendKill that I frag with frequently on-line (first time to meet him in person).||Here's a shot of Hathor sneakin in some frags when Mega's away playin with the camera.|
|Here's my first and last
round of the Q3 Tourney.
Guerro went really far, but Trendkill and I were eliminated in the first round. :-(
Now that I actually play Quake3 on-line, I might could do better. ;-)
|Here's a shot I nabbed of
"the man" himself: John Carmack (the
"father" of Quake).
Behind him you can see "Ziod" (the big guy) who is famous for creating CTF. Prolly some other famous peeps in this shot, but I don't know.
|Hathor is so brave. She
went right up to "the man" and said, "would you stand
with my husband for a picture?"
Ain't Hathor kewl!!
|While at Quakecon, I was part of a world record for "Most players on a single server". We got up to 122 before the server came to a crawl.|
|With that many players, you will experience some strange phenomenon like the "tele-fountain". This happens when too many peeps are spawning in for the teleport to handle. The result is a pretty fountain of "gibs".||While we had this many people on the server, we did some funny stuff like build "human" structures such as this tower.|
|Here is a pyramid of players.
At one point, we even played with "no clipping" and formed a Quake symbol in the air, but it really didn't look that good.
|What happens when you have 50
players in a big pile, and some yo-yo grabs the quad-damage, and fires
|Another shot of the awesome pyramid spalt.||Here's the "official" Quakecon99 desktop wallpaper for your downloading pleasure.|